Prof. Linda Candy is a researcher in practice-led methods for studying creativity in the arts and sciences. She writes articles about the creative process, collaborative work, the role of computer support and the methodologies for investigating these areas of research. She has a Bachelor of Arts, a Masters in Computer Aided Learning and a doctorate in Computer Science.
Linda is a co-founder of the Creativity and Cognition conference series sponsored by the ACM and is active in promoting awareness about creativity support environments in the arts, computing and design communities. She is an editorial board member of the Behaviour and Information Technology journal and has guest edited special issues on her subject area: for example, in Leonardo, Design Studies and the International Journal of Human Computer Interaction. She has been a member of a number of international conference programme committees and has presented her work in the UK, Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and the USA.
In March 2003, Linda moved to Sydney from the UK where she was formerly principal scientist for COSTART: 'Studies of Computer Support for Creative Work: Artists and Technologists in Collaboration' a ground breaking project which investigated the role of collaboration between artists and technologists and was funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. She is presently an Adjunct Professor in the Creativity and Cognition Research Studios at the University of Technology, Sydney where she supervises practice-based PhD programmes and advises on the evaluation of interactive art installations. Prior to this, she was a senior research fellow in the Key Centre of Design Computing and Cognition at the University of Sydney where she was project manager of the CRC Construction Innovation project, 'Team Collaboration in High Bandwidth Virtual Environments'.